Stranded boy flies back from Dubai under hypnosis
A 12-year-old boy stranded in Dubai by an extreme fear of flying has finally arrived back in the UK.
Joe Thompson's family spent £40,000 on cancelled flights, phobia therapy and accommodation during their unexpected stay.
But the schoolboy was finally coached through his fear by cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist Russell Hemmings - and arrived back at Heathrow on Monday.
Joe's father Tony told BBC Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon: "I was absolutely amazed when Joe woke up on the plane... looked at me and smiled - and I realised it was all over."
08 Oct 2013
- From the section UK